Feb 26, 2011 12:04pm
Re: Enjoy - 'nuff said
That's a great pull! Thank you! Tony Rice is one of the best guitarists out there. That amazing performance from Berkshire Mountain Bluegrass Festival appears to be from 1978 or 1980. I first saw Tony Rice playing in JD Crowe's band, the New South. Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, and Ricky Skaggs all played together in JD Crowe's band in 1974 and 1975. Imagine that! I saw them perform numerous sets together while playing at several famous Bluegrass Festivals at that time. It was totally amazing.
We have an early YouTube clip of Tony Rice and Sam Bush together in the Bluegrass Alliance band in 1971
. I wound up being soundman for Bluegrass Alliance in 1975 and 1976. Many of us were roommates together. I taped early vintage recordings from this period
, but I never taped Tony Rice or The Dawg by myself. However, I think they're both taped on my lost Telluride Bluegrass Festival video tapes from 1985
. (Grisman is from NJ.) A bunch of us got together again in mid-December, 2008, at Bickel's place in Louisville, KY.
Bickel's place - Louisville, KY- Dec 14, 2008 - Bluegrass Alliance alumni
Tony Rice, Curtis Burch, Dan Crary, J.D. Crowe, John Cowan, Sam Bush - at Bickel's place - Dec 14, 2008
check out Mike Scap's guitar (and mandolin) playing in my Arabesque tapes from 1980.
Arabesque band - a little bit Django, a little bit Dawg, a lot of fun
The Arabesque band, like myself, are also NJ transplants - in Colorado.
This post was modified by dead-head_Monte on 2011-02-26 20:04:06